Agnes Obel has released the mesmerizing animated video for her new single “Golden Green.” Directed by acclaimed visual artist Jonas Bjerre – who is also the frontman for the Platinum Danish alt/rock band MEW.
“I was honored to take on the task of making a video for this beautiful song,” says Bjerre. “The bells that emphasize the rhythm through the song, for some reason they made me think of blinking lights, and glass – glass being a recurring theme in Agnes’s new songs. As she told me more about the song, I started having ideas for some kind of internal world, maybe a world inside someone’s head, where various thoughts and feelings are in opposition, depicted as animated versions of Agnes, struggling to find harmony.”
“Golden Green” is available to stream now as an instant grat with pre-orders of Obel’s new album Citizen of Glass, due out October 21 on Play It Again Sam/[PIAS]. It is the second single from Obel’s new album following “Familiar,” described as “hauntingly beautiful,” “a pointillist, arpeggiating, strings-flecked stunner,” and “ASMR-worthy,” by the UK’s The Sun, The Sunday Times and The Guardian, respectively.
It was also just announced that Obel will be part of the lineup at SXSW 2017, marking her second time at the event. At the 2014 festival, Obel performed at the Central Presbyterian Church where
NPR’s Bob Boilen singled her out as a festival favorite, and the Austin Chronicle wrote that her music was “fiercely feminine and deeply powerful.”
Citizen of Glass is the follow up to 2013’s critically-acclaimed Aventine about which Paste wrote, “Agnes Obel exists at the crux where beauty and sadness are indistinguishable, weaving sedative piano whispers around tales of aborted love. Her haunting compositions melded the primal, delicate and forsaken into one of the most gorgeous albums of .” The new album will be available as a Digital Download, CD with lyric booklet, and on 180g black vinyl LP + download code in a gatefold sleeve. Pre-order the album from http://www.agnesobel.com
Agnes Obel will tour North America in 2017.